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commitment to continue to do that is alive and well, and i think we can work on that to get through another year of hard times. president yee: commissioner fewer? commissioner fewer: thank you, president yee. i want to say that it is with deep regret that we have to send these notices to our teachers. there are some teachers that she is very fond of on that list, and she has encircled. i am sorry. i think this is a terrible situation we are in. and the second issue of this, i just have to say it breaks my heart that george washington carver will lose 58% of their staff. anyway, a thing for our labor partners, you have our assurances that the board and the staff will work hard to bring back every teacher that is on this list, as we have for the past years.
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president yee: roll call, please. secretary: thank you. on the amendment by substitution -- [reading roll] that is six ayes. president yee: we do not want to make you vote on that. item m, discussion of other informational issues. we have done that already. item n, calendar resolutions, removed at a previous meeting for a second reading tonight. none of those. item o, a vote on the consent calendar, moved and seconded under section f.
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roll call, please. secretary: [reading roll] one, two, three, eight. [reading roll] mr. yee. president yee: aye. item -- where am i. item p, consent calendar resolutions, a discussion for immediate action. i think this would be k. commissioner: i just want to make a comment. president yee: which once again? k7. commissioner: as you know, the
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reason why i pulled this is because it was retroactive, but not only that, they required the work to start. it was back in august. it is a small amount, but it is back in august. regardless of the size of these things, we should not be starting anything back in august. i just want to say once again that even though they required the work to start, we cannot start work unless we haven't identified the funds. to start work on funds that have not been identified is unacceptable to me. president yee: any other comments? roll call, please. on item k7. secretary: thank you. burqa [ -- [reading roll] there are six ayes.
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thank you. president yee: a, let's go to item q, the superintendent's proposals, first reading. this is on 125-8sp1, the authorization to grant or in the alternative denied the petition for kipp high school. this would be referred to the committee and the budget committee. i am going to move back into the layoff. it was my fault. there is two people on the bottom of the page here, which i did not call. james and patrick. ok. so it is just patrick.
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>> button. sorry. hello, i am done. a nine-year veteran -- president yee: i am sorry. what is your name again? >> doug page. i called you on the phone. president yee: is there a patrick here? >> yes, i am here. president yee: right, right. i have got your name. patrick? ok. president yee: hold on. give me a chance to figure this out. is james here? he left. you called in? >> yes. president yee: i do not have your name here. go ahead. >> my name is doug.
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i am a nine-year math teacher at the high school, and i want to talk about the case of keeping the department heads. a serious issue. it would almost be laughable that a school could operate without department chairs. what are we all here for? we are here for the students, and at galileo, we have some of the best math scores, and we do it because we have dedicated math teachers, and we put students in classes where they are going to 60. putting students in classes where they succeed involves working with the master schedule, which is in a public high school like building a submarine, it is so complex, and along with that, we have to manage the staff of 13. we have 14 different classes, and replace 2000 students every year. we put them in the right place so they succeed. a lot of this is done by the coordination of the department heads, not just the mathematics department at, but all of the
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departments, because they have to work the master schedule. if there is no common planning time, there will be no master schedule. it will be chaos, and it will affect the students, and that is what we are here for. their scores will go down. who takes care of the books? who orders the supplies, who runs interference for the district and the school board? without the department heads, this will not happen. they need the time to work. i, myself, next year and slotted to take over the department head for a department head who is retiring, and i am working with turnout for the transition, and we want this threat, i am wondering how this is going to happen. i know there is a lot of budget issues, but we do not want to be penny wise and dollar foolish. we can cut the money somewhere else. this is going to dramatically
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affect the school and dramatically affects student learning, because a lot of students will not get the kind of education and be in the classes they should be in. banks. [applause] >> good evening. i am patrick, and i am the librarian at delaney. i had some notes written down, but i will send it to you. i want to set and what doug has just said. and to put it into context. -- i want to second what doug has just said. this is a move to bypass seniority, the attempt last year, continuing this year, and still under appeal by the union to change the formula for ap funding in the schools, the continued attempt to go after ap
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funding, and now the assault on teach your leaders in the school, you are demoralizing your entire teaching staff. i have been in the district for 25 years. i have never seen people so depressed, and is in power, and angry. you cannot do this. you are ruining a teaching as a profession, and this is a particularly egregious example of it. without those department chairs, those battleship comprehensive high schools cannot be steered, and what are you putting your money into? what is wrong with your priorities? president yee: ok.
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so i'm going to continue with our next item. where are we? ok. the next item is item r, the board members' proposals, first reading. [laughter] president yee: i will somehow get through this. ok. so this is -- secretary: commissioner yee, there is the petition for the high school. you should have the card there. there was one speaker. president yee: this is for the kipp? i thought, the end of the meeting.
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ok. come on up anyways. this is april, right? ok. >> good evening. my name is april, and i am a san francisco resident and a member of staff, and i just want to speak very briefly on what we are submitting a charter and seeking your approval in san francisco. our team first approached the board one decade ago for a preparatory middle school option in the traditionally underserved communities, and thanks to our parents, community members, the district, and this board, we launched the kipp academies in the fall of 2003. we are really proud of our track record in san francisco, and both of our schools have been made california distinguished schools, and won academy has just earned a second achievement award this year. our students are 77% of them
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with free and reduced lunch, and over 83% of them are african- american or latino students, and we make a commitment at kipp to them through college. we are proud that 85% of the first quarter -- cohort entered college when only 40% of low- income students nationally enter college. we really valued partnership. our community has been grateful to receive the unanimous support of this board for our renewals over the years, and we have been good neighbors and good citizens, as evidenced by the letters and testimony you will receive, so i want to thank those of you who have come out to see our schools both this year and in the past, and we look forward to meeting with you all individually in the coming months as we prepare for our curriculum and our budget hearing to talk with you about this high school. we would love for you to come
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visit our schools if you have not done so, either our middle school or are two high schools, so thank you, and on behalf of our students and parents, we really appreciate your support for kipp high school. thank you. president yee: thank you. item r. introduced by commissioners murase, norton, and yee, where the board will have to vote on considering a previous action. may we have a vote to reconsider 118-9a1? which is a reconsideration a115 -24sp2. i will keep reading. and the amendment of resolution no. 95-26a2, allowing students
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to obtain physical education credit for j r a t c students -- jrotc students. so this is to reconsider. ok? roll call, please. secretary: thank you. [rollcall] that is five ayes. president yee: emotion and second for a resolution to amend? -- a motion? i need a motion and a second. second? this is referred to the ad hoc committee for personnel matters
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and labour relations. commissioner: is it going to be referred to budget, as well? president yee: let's bring it to budget, because i am thinking the same thing, commissioner mendoza. yes. two committees. item s, the board members reports, the school districts elect committee. commissioners fewer, maufas, and mendoza? the commissioner: where their comments on the previous? -- were there comments on the
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previous? >> would you like me to report on the school committee? president yee: yes. commissioner: there were the course requirements for high schools, and i think it was very sobering, the data that the district presented about how many students are not to graduate because of the requirements, so this i think is, we, as a board, passed in a graduation requirement. there was discussion about the need and how that would help with credit recovery, and have this could be put towards meeting the requirement. also, we heard about this summer
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school program, which the city is offering, and also, the district is also offering many summer school options. so we are working with the city. the city is also going to find some of our summer schools, said that is good news. they also have a very robust summer program for a lot of others. and both of these items were continued. president yee: anybody else want to add anything? the report from the budget and business services committee, may 2, and reporting is commissioner mendoza. commissioner mendoza: so we had a very quick meeting, and we had lenny -- hwat was le -- what was
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lenny's last name? i encourage all of the board members to read. it identified some of the items. as well as the ways we have done it well. a budget update. the process, we will continue to get these on a regular basis, and this will continue in our budget meetings, and we wanted to ask to figure out how much a one fte would cost, and the budget to have the requirements of the lgbtq, and we will share
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that with everyone, and we will add that to our list of other potential items that we will bring back into our budget. thank you. president yee: thank you, commissioner mendoza. ok, board delegate reports. committee announcements? go ahead. commissioner: the rules committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. here. that is our regular day, wednesday, finally, and i just wanted to make sure that that got an ounce, and we were thinking we would send an invitation, deputy superintendent, for the parents
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advisory council, maybe some others. we could brainstorm. i feel that it is all of our community partners to meet with the legislative developments, and we have them all here, and i think we should come up with some sort of informal plan and be clear. as i said at the last meeting, if they had come to the last meeting, when the superintendent was here to give us his take on the budget -- i am hoping we can get some more people here, and scores, all of you are invited. president yee: did you want to announce the delegate assembly or anything? commissioner: one week from this weekend, from the california school boards association, we will be having our delegate assembly.
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commissioner yee will be there, and commissioner murase, who is a delicate, will be able to join us. the main thing we will likely do is have a very lively conversation about what action to take about the initiatives, and this was basically what they have been doing all year, and we will be hopefully reaching some kind of resolution next week, so thank you for the opportunity. >> -- president yee: anything you want to report about? commissioner? commissioner: at one school, they had a documentary called "precious knowledge, and it was
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about a fight for things at a tucson high school. i have a copy of it. it was very, very moving. i think all of ours should have it. i have copies for any board members who would like to view that. also, i attended a very lovely event on saturday in april, and it was a silent auction for an elementary school, and it was absolutely fabulous. very nice, nice music, great food. they had great art work there that was donated. i donated some alcoholic beverages, which went very well, quite frankly, and it was not at the school site. it was at a building. i would like to thank them for the generous use of their building, and then i would like to mention that tomorrow night
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is african-american awards night at the cultural center, starting at 6:00. president yee: vice president norton? vice president norton: i would like to announce that the first meeting of the labor committee will be held on june 7, so president yee and commissioner murase, if you could mark your calendars? what time? that is a good question. let's say 5:30, and if we have to change, we will pose that, but for now. commissioner: i just want to say that starting tomorrow morning, there is national community
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schools forum in san francisco, and today there was a convening of superintendents that i attended. it was very interesting. tony smith was there, and claudia anderson talking about attendance. lots of people were interested. there is a lot of focus on san francisco. one of the things i wanted to say is that i went over the schedule, and there was a lot, so you will be seeing this in the next couple of days. i think there are some tomorrow, too. president yee: anybody else? commissioner murase? commissioner murase: thank you.
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president yee, i think all of us and have announcements. first of all, commissioner fewer's comment, and i will say there was a robust conversation with the tucson school board member, and a former cube chair. mr. corona, what was his name? commissioner: he is a board member in indiana. commissioner murase: so it was a packed session, and it had a
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national school boards association. everyone is looking at that. it is not just the ethnic studies. it is how the governor and other folks, impacting the school. i believe more information will be coming on that topic. commissioner fewer, i will ask her to review one of those copies of "precious knowledge." and secondly, i wanted to thank supervisor david campos for really working so hard on the free muni issue, and what was passed at the mta was for low- income students, but i know tomorrow, this is how much
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follow-up needs to happen. he will be speaking, the programming and allegations committee for transportation in oakland regarding this topic, and i will be there as well as listening and offering my opinion to support his work, but i definitely want to thank supervisor campos, his staff, and all of the folks at mta the web been very helpful and working towards free muni. if we can take these small steps in this pilot program, for the low-income students, i am happy to participate and assist in any way that i can, and then one more comment, the ad hoc city college joint committee, we are working on figuring out which date we can meet, because,
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actually, as we meet quarterly, it falls on the third wednesday, which is wendy -- when the rules committee meets. our respective assistance to help us coordinate. i just wanted to let folks know. please stay tuned. the college district and the school district will definitely have a co-meeting soon. thank you. commissioner: i was at an event hosted by a media company. they've been in touch with our curriculum staff. it is a nationally recognized organization that focuses on literacy, headquartered in san francisco, and they have a working relationship with us, so i hope we can take advantage of this tremendous asset that we have.
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through the introduction with united educated of san francisco, a doctor from uc berkley came to meet with senior staff about his expertise in early childhood development and community schools, so we hope to take advantage of that resource. on april 28, i had the opportunity to be a judge among the 200 judges among the state championship for the california high school association. i brought programs to share, so the california state top debaters and public speaker is gathered at all high-school -- at lowell high school, and it was exciting. the outreach to the community, alumni, to gather 200 judges, it was really intense.